The Fire-writing, 1953 by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973). From The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.”
Watership Down was my favorite movie as a child, even with all the violence and political intrigue in the movie a 10-year-old would not be able to process maturely.
The risk Harper Lee took to publish a second novel is breathtaking. She essentially hit a home-run her first time at bat with To Kill A Mockingbird. She wrote nothing since, though she did help her childhood friend, Truman Capote, by doing research for his classic work, In Cold Blood.
The risk has paid off, however. Go Set A Watchman won’t be released until mid-2015, and it is already #1 over at Amazon.com.
Read Publisher’s Weekly for the announcement of Lee’s book release here.